The Arizpe mammoth, Pleistocene of Sonora, Mexico-Taxonomic re-evaluation

  • Spencer G. Lucas New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, 1801 Mountain Road N. W., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104, USA.
  • Carlos Manuel González-León Estación Regional del Noroeste, Instituto de Geología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Apartado Postal 1039, Hermosillo, Sonora, México.
Keywords: Vertebrate paleontology, Pleistocene, Sonora, Mexico.


Archidiskodon sonoriensis Osborn, 1929, the Arizpe mammoth, is a junior subjective synonym of Mammuthus imperator(Leidy,1858). The Arizpe mammoth was a complete skeleton found in 1929 from a locality about 1.6 km east of the town of Arizpe, Sonora, in Rancho El Basimachi… in order to continue, download the full paper in PDF.